Quilt No.939AWM - Australian War Memorial

Owner: 
Australian War Memorial
Location: 
ACT
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
AUSTRALIA NSW
Date: 
1901 - 1920
Description: 
Wholecloth quilt of white linen with signatures embroidered in satin and stem stitch. Approximately 400 signatures as well as the names of district servicemen are arranged in flower shapes and geometric grids. Embroidered title on the quilt reads: 'Rylstone Autograph Quilt. For our Australian wounded, Dardanelles, 1915.' There is no backing.
2580 x 1730mm
History: 

This fund raising signature quilt was made in the Rylstone district of NSW, 1915. Maker(s) are unknown at this stage. This is a recent acquisition of the Australian War Memorial and more research is being carried out.

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